[SOLVED] What gpu to get?

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Ive had my pc for a long time now and want to upgrade my gpu. I currently have an i5-4690k and a gtx960. I was thinking about getting a gtx 1060 or a gtx 1660. Would the 4690k bottleneck these gpus? and if so is there a cpu I could upgrade to that is the same socket/wouldnt require me to buy a whole new motherboard and memory? thanks.
 

AshMetalRaf

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Goodday!

Your PC with GTX 1060 has less than 8% in bottleneck, that's about -4 FPS in gaming wise which is decent percentage. While GTX 1660 beat GTX 1060 by 7-10 FPS increase, It still will not bottleneck your 4690k and is considered a good combination for gaming.
P.S What is your motherboard model?

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AshMetalRaf

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Goodday!

Your PC with GTX 1060 has less than 8% in bottleneck, that's about -4 FPS in gaming wise which is decent percentage. While GTX 1660 beat GTX 1060 by 7-10 FPS increase, It still will not bottleneck your 4690k and is considered a good combination for gaming.
P.S What is your motherboard model?

Ash
 

Phaaze88

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1)Resolution and refresh target?

2)Whether it bottlenecks depends on the games you play. You would indeed run into problems with titles that can use more than 4 threads, which is the max of your current chip.
What you can do to check:
Play your currently 'trending' games on high/ultra settings. Take note of the average, minimum, and max fps.
Then play those games on low. Again, take note of the avg, min, and max.

Does fps go up when settings are lowered? If so, it means your current cpu can handle a stronger gpu.
Does fps stay the same, or changes slightly? Then you would be cpu limited.

3)Unfortunately, 4xxx series I7s can still go for top dollar, even in the used market. Unless you can get a really good deal on one, you'd likely be better off buying a brand new cpu/motherboard/ram combo with how much people are selling those old cpus for.
I don't think I'd pay more than $130-150 for a used I7 4770K or 4790K.
 
Jul 5, 2019
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Goodday!

Your PC with GTX 1060 has less than 8% in bottleneck, that's about -4 FPS in gaming wise which is decent percentage. While GTX 1660 beat GTX 1060 by 7-10 FPS increase, It still will not bottleneck your 4690k and is considered a good combination for gaming.
P.S What is your motherboard model?

Ash
Thanks for the reply, and my motherboard is ASRock 797 extreme3
 
Goodday!

Your PC with GTX 1060 has less than 8% in bottleneck, that's about -4 FPS in gaming wise which is decent percentage. While GTX 1660 beat GTX 1060 by 7-10 FPS increase, It still will not bottleneck your 4690k and is considered a good combination for gaming.
P.S What is your motherboard model?

Ash
Disagree and quoting percentages makes me think you are using those highly misleading bottleneck calculators.

I have a system with a 4670k @ 4.3GHz and it struggles in many modern games and cannot achieve 60fps average. A 1060 or 1660 can achieve 60fps in any game at 1080p if you are careful about game settings chosen.
 
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